Somehow our kids have ended up with an inconveniently large rock collection since we moved to Colorado. Even the dullest rocks are treasured and I dare not suggest getting rid of them. I first saw the idea for Easter story stones on the family blog treuimage.com and thought that it would be a perfect way to put our rock collection to use. The stones were a huge hit with our kids and one of our favorite Bible crafts. We will definitely use them each year during Holy Week as a way to engage with the Easter stories as a family.
Holy Week Easter Story Stones Activity
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While the Easter story stones by themselves are great, I felt like I needed the corresponding story titles and scripture references to make it easier to teach the stories. I created a printable sequencing sheet and it made all the difference. Not only did it help me teach the stories to our kids, but it also helped our kids to visualize the order of events and see how the Bible stories were tied together.
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Making Easter Story Stones
What You’ll Need
- 8 stones, roughly the same size. Smooth floral rocks work well. We found ours at the Dollar Tree, but I’ve included a link below to purchase them on Amazon.
- White oil-based paint marker.
- Printable Easter story sequencing page
Using the paint marker, draw a picture on each stone to symbolize a part of the Easter story.
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- Palm Sunday: Leaf
- Lord’s Supper: Cup and bread
- Jesus praying in the Garden of Gathsemane: Praying hands
- Jesus’ arrest: Ear
- Jesus is mocked: Crown of thorns
- Crucifixion: Cross
- Burial: Tomb
- Resurrection: Sun
Starting with Palm Sunday, teach one of the stories of Easter each day of Holy Week. Use the sequencing sheet to review the stories and teach the order of events to your child. You can read the stories together, look up pictures in a children’s Bible, watch videos, and use other media to engage your child with the Easter story.
Our kids took this activity and ran with it. Everyone got out their children’s Bibles and started looking up the stories, showing each other pictures, and talking about Jesus. For me it was one of those beautiful moments where I felt like I could tangibly see God at work in my children’s hearts. I was reminded that they are in His hands and that our efforts are not in vain.
Looking for more ways to help kids grow in their faith around the Easter holiday? Check out our list of Christ-centered Easter Basket ideas HERE>>
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